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Preliminary science results of Voyager 1 Saturn encounterPreliminary science results of the Voyager 1 encounter of the planet Saturn are reported. On August 22, 1980, the spacecraft was 109 million km (68 million mi) from Saturn. Closest approach to Saturn took place on November 12, at 3:46 p.m. (PDT), when the spacecraft passed 126,000 km (78,000 mi) from the cloud tops. Measurements of the atmosphere, wind speed, radiation, six surrounding rings, and the planet's old and newly found satellites were recorded. The encounter ended December 15, 1980. The spacecraft took more than 17,500 photographs of Saturn and its satellites.
Document ID
19810014463
Document Type
Other - News Release/Speech
Authors
Bane, D. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
August 29, 2013
Publication Date
March 30, 1981
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Report/Patent Number
NASA-NEWS-RELEASE-81-44
P81-10044
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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